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T Minus 1,704 Hours

PCS season is nearly upon us, and it’s far better to go into it eyes wide open, than to pretend that it isn’t coming.  For readers not familiar with the acronym, PCS stands for Permanent Change of Station.  In layman’s … Continue reading

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Waiting for Westley

One of the most complicated parts of our relocation to Taiwan is moving our beloved canine companion, our four year old, three legged, German Shorthaired Pointer, Westley. (We are big fans of The Princess Bride.) We adopted Westley when he … Continue reading

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Stages of Culture Shock

Culture shock is a reality, no matter how similar the new culture appears to be. The stages of culture shock are spelled out in the official health handbook of my husband’s office. I can attest to the fact that these … Continue reading

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Costco in Taipei: The Same as Home but with Taiwanese Characteristics

The morning after our arrival, our welcome family took me to Costco.  I have to admit that knowing there is a Costco here was extremely comforting to me, making the move slightly less overwhelming. The store was pretty much as … Continue reading

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T-22 Hours Until Lift-Off

The countdown continues.  22 hours until wheels up and our journey to Taipei begins.  We have a 6 hour flight from DC to San Francisco and then a 14 hour flight to Taipei.  I’m grateful that we have only one … Continue reading

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So Much To Do

Despite the fact that we have moved out of our house, and we fly out one week from today, the work is not complete.
Today's schedule was packed with pre-move tasks. Continue reading

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